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Carmelites Extension / NOTAN OFFICE

May 31, 2020 Valeria Silva 0

Urban transition and new orientations. The project adds two floors on an existing volume and reorganize entirely the plan with a creation of a patio, transforming an urban house into a two apartment construction, a duplex on the two first floors and a triplex above it.

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Half Space / Y.AN DESIGN

May 30, 2020 Collin Chen 0

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Since the Reform and Opening-up, a “third-generation” living type has appeared in rural areas of southern Zhejiang province, which has formed a unique local landscape of 5-storey residential buildings with narrow width and long depth. The style of multiple-storey and narrow-width has isolated each storey, homogenized functions, and reduced spatial interactions. Besides, the limited number of family members has led to a waste of the top storey in the house or even all high stories in the residential buildings.

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Urban Renovation of Tianjin Tractor Factory / Archiland

May 29, 2020 罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo 0

As an old industrial base in Tianjin, the Tractor Factory of Tianjin made outstanding contribution to the industrial development of China in the 1950s. As time develops, the industrial function of this plot is no longer prominent. Therefore, this renovation is not only a transformation of function, but also a successful conservation of the critical industrial heritages in Tianjin.

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Bee Duck Restaurant / Hao Design

May 29, 2020 罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo 0

The house in this case is a 40-year-old terrace house with a narrow and long pattern, and the internal is cut into many small pieces of space by many old mezzanines which are all the original structure of this house. Therefore, the whole space was dark and lacking of lighting even in the morning. We hope that the old mezzanines in the building can be preserved, and trying to make the disadvantages of the original space be turned into highlights which are presented in a more interesting way through design. The first step is to import light into the room. We remove the useless stairs and built a patio in the central of the building so that the ample light can spread on each interlaced mezzanine evenly. The angle of sunshine which reflects in different corners at different moment also affects our feeling of the space.

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The Garage Gem / Office Ou

May 28, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

This project stemmed from the desire to transform the traditional urban garage into a flexible amenity space. This small structure re-imagines the detached laneway garage (often an under-utilized storage space), and makes it into a true extension of the home, as well as an open event space to forge community bonds. The ‘Garage Gem’ strikes a balance between precious and utilitarian to support a wide range of uses: it is a functioning garage, a conservatory, occasional workshop, a three-season space for entertaining guests, dining, movie screenings, writing, and simply enjoying the quiet seclusion of the leafy rear yard.

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Guapa Cordon Sur Apartments / Mola Kunst + Mateo Nunes Da Rosa

May 28, 2020 Valeria Silva 0

A transformation of a large patio house into seven individual apartments. The original house belonging to the beginning of the century, had been already renovated before, having the particularity of a very extensive service ground floor, and an upper level of housing very high, enough for making seven units on the lot.